West Essex

Referral update COVID Referral Pathway for PAH.
27/1/21 – PAH have introduced a specific Eye Casualty Referral Form, with details of the request – here.

Essex Referrals Pathway PAH – document showing correct referral methods for PAH.
Referral details covering Hertfordshire LOC region.

Emergency Referral
Speak to nurse on: 01279 444 455 extension 3018.
Emergency Fax number: 01279 827521.
Clinic open 9-5 Mon-Fri. Outside of these hours send patients to Moorfields A&E with the form above explaining the symptoms.

There is an unofficial WhatsApp group lead by Ms Madi, the Eye Casualty Consultant, where she can give advice on referrals.  To join please email secretary@essex-loc.org
Remember any messages should not contain patient identifiable details.

Out of Area Referrals
If you have a patient with a GP in a specific CCG but they want to be seen in a hospital within a different CCG, can you ensure you refer via the patients GP. This also applies to patients who want to be seen at a hospital out of Essex.

Wet AMD referral form for Princess Alexandra Hospital can be found at:
https://www.rcophth.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/2010-SCI-048-AMD-Electronic-Referral-Form-edited.pdf

Overdue Patient?
If you have a patient who is overdue their follow up appointment, ask the patient to contact the booking team at the hospital or use PALS to chase their appointment. 01279 827211 or email paht.pals@nhs.net.

Cataract Service Restriction policy for the West Essex CCG.
Details on corneal procedures & referral criteria – Cornea Procedures

A list of clinicians and their specialities at Princess Alexandra Hospital:
Clinicians and Specialties